Market Pulse week 23 — 2011 - FreshFruitPortal.com

Market Pulse week 23 — 2011

Market situation in the Northern Hemisphere, week 23 — 2011 (June 10)

Apples

In North America, imported Royal Gala apples registered good sales activity in the U.S. with price rises.

In Latin America, the Argentine market was stable, supplied by domestic volumes. Imported Royal Galas showed better condition in Colombia were there were reports of price rises, while Argentine apples showed condition problems in Brazil. Chilean availability was still limited in Mexico.

In Northern Europe and the U.K., markets remained stable, registering moderate sales pace as a result of competition against summer fruit.

In the Middle East, imported supply kept prices stable while good trading levels continued in Dubai. Lower sales pace was reported in Saudi Arabia.

In Asia, markets in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland registered active sales pace for Chilean Royal Galas, while trading was difficult for imported Fuji apples in Taiwan.

Avocado

Avocado markets were still active in North America and price increases were registered in the U.S.

In Latin America, the Argentine market was supplied only by domestic fruit. Chilean sales activity was not affected despite continued price increases.

In Northern Europe, the food safety alert negatively affected consumption levels while the U.K. market was relatively stable compared to what it was previously.

Kiwifruit

In North America, good sales activity was registered in the U.S. while prices remained stable.

In Latin America, healthy sales pace was reported for Chilean kiwifruit in Mexico while the first lots from New Zealand were traded. In South America the market was put under pressure by low trading levels, leading to price adjustments in Colombia and Brazil. Low activity was seen in Argentina, where better prices were recorded for larger fruit.

Markets remained stable in Northern Europe where sales pace was moderate. Inventory rotation was improving in Russia as the stocks accumulated over previous days started to decrease.

There was low Chilean and New Zealand availability in the Middle East, but volumes were sufficient for the moderate demand in the region.

In Asia, both Chilean and New Zealand Hayward varieties registered price falls in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. List prices remained stable in Japan.

Mandarins

In North America, a market had not yet been established  for Southern Hemisphere mandarins in the U.S.

In Northern Europe and Russia, markets remained pressured by significant Satsuma stocks accumulated during previous days.

In the Middle East, volumes were appropriate given sales pace.

Southern Hemisphere supply was well accepted in the Asian market.

Pears

In North America, the green pear market remained stable in the U.S., while the Bosc market was put under pressure by high inventories.

In Latin America, U.S. D'Anjou varieties still led the Mexican market but in variable fruit condition. Active sales were observed for Chilean Packham's T in Colombia, while low Williams availability was registered in Argentina, making the way for higher Packham’s T supply. Stable market activity was reported in Brazil with price rises for the Argentine Packham's T variety.

In Northern Europe, growing competition with summer fruit led to a slow pear market, while the food safety alert led to slightly lower consumption of the Belgian Conference variety in Russia.

Pomegranates

In North America, low sales activity persisted and led to new price adjustments in the U.S.

In Northern Europe, stable market activity was recorded for pomegranates while trading slowed in Russia as inventories increased.

In the Middle East, industry reported low availability while arrivals were concentrated in Dubai. Most of the traded supply was from Chile and Egypt.

Table Grapes

In Latin America, the Chilean Red Globe season was nearing its end in Colombia, while lower sales activity put pressure on the Brazilian market. Low domestic volumes of storage grapes were traded in Argentina.

In Northern Europe and Russia, Chilean Red Globe and Crimson supply continued to decrease while condition problems remained.

In the Middle East, sales pace was sufficient in terms of fruit availability. Egyptian white seedless grapes complemented supply during the last stage of the Southern Hemisphere season.

In Asia, markets responded well to Chilean Red Globe grape condition.

Photo: Season Harvest

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